The Gospel text for today (March 17th) described Jesus healing the paralytic on the Sabbath at the pool of Bethesda. Compassion and mercy flowed even without the stirring of the waters. How precious water is and how necessary for life! How essential it is for sustainable development, the theme for this year’s World Water Day. You are invited to celebrate the gift of water this weekend. The link to a prayer service from the Holy Cross Sisters can be found here. In these last two weeks of Lent you may also wish to ponder and pray reflections on water shared by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus found on UNANIMA International’s website.